Virgin Oceanic

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Virgin Oceanic is a Virgin Group project by Chris Welsh and Richard Branson to explore the five deepest parts of the ocean in a manned submarine. The first dive is projected to happen in late 2011.


The 18 foot submarine was designed by Graham Hawkes. It is currently the only craft in the world designed to take a human to the full depth of the ocean - 37,000 feet. The sub weighs about 8000 pounds and is built mostly of carbon fiber and titanium.


The Virgin Oceanic catamaran, Cheyenne, is the transport and support vehicle for the submarine.

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